East Granby, CT -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/27/2015 -- Picking Perfection, sponsored by Pcdata USA, brings important and interesting information to those in the material handling, warehousing, distribution, and manufacturing sectors. From best practices to industry data, this weekly communique reports on trend data, process improvement, and technology evaluations about picking, packing, shipping and profitability.
Cliff Holste is Supply Chain Digest's Material Handling editor. Holste recently reported that as a result of e-commerce, multi-channel marketing and on-going sales promotions, distributors are facing sudden increases and decreases in volume which directly impacts on-order fulfillment efficiency and productivity. Greater volatility requires a strong and rapid response capability along with greater operational and staffing flexibility. When demand drops, picking and shipping should be able to throttled back a little, but then be ready to quickly ramp-up again as needed.
To better manage these fluctuations, picking systems should be structured so that picking zones can be staffed with one or multiple operators and pick-zone boundaries expanded or contracted to optimize picking efficiency. Picking systems that utilize RF devices, pick-to-light and/or, voice directed technology can easily accommodate flexible zone boundaries and quickly increase or decrease the number of operators in a zone.
About Pcdata USA
Based in East Granby, CT, Pcdata USA (http://www.pcdatausa.com/about-us/about-pcdata-usa) is a global logistics systems leader for supply chain automation. Pcdata USA was named a finalist for the 2015 MHI Innovation Award for Best New Product, Smart Glass AR (Augmented Reality). Pcdata USA's Pick-to-light systems are part of a lean manufacturing and distribution process, offering shorter throughput, fewer errors, and significant cost savings. Pcdata USA is represented in a wide variety of industry sectors including apparel, cosmetics, e-commerce fulfillment, Third Party Logistics (3PL), wholesale distribution, food service, healthcare, pharmaceutical, production & assembly, as well as bakeries around the world. Products include Pick-to-light, PTL in hybrid solutions, PickCart, PickStar, Distrib AR Smart Glass, and Dock Manager.
Pcdata USA will exhibit at the upcoming 11th Annual GBMP Northeast L.E.A.N. Conference from September 29-30, 2015 in Springfield, MA.
Pcdata USA is currently adding new dealers, distributors, and integration partners to accommodate the strong demand for the company's solutions.
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